On Saturday, January 30th, we welcomed nearly 40 flight and aeronautical engineering students from Purdue University to get a behind-the-scenes tour of PSA. Click here for additional pictures from the event.
The students toured our Operation Control Center, state-of-the-art Training Center, and Maintenance Hangar. Students met with PSA staff and got to hear first-hand what it is like to work at the fastest growing regional airline in the country.
“Awesome day spent at PSA Airlines at their Dayton training and maintenance facilities! Gave a nice preview of what to expect in a little less than 4 years!” – Thomas Sherringham, Purdue Student
Purdue University is one of PSA’s partner schools in our industry-leading Cadet Program. The program offers various levels of support as the Cadet’s certifications, training and experience evolves, including up to $16,000 in tuition reimbursement. Click here to learn more.
On Wednesday, December 16, the Federal Aviation Administration visited the PSA Airlines Maintenance Facility in Dayton, Ohio to present Sam “Sammy” Goforth, an Airframe/Powerplant Technician, with the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. Sam was awarded a certificate and a lapel pin.
This prestigious award recognizes Sam’s achievements of having over 60 years working in the aviation industry, ranging from serving in the United States Air Force to currently working as a Technician for PSA since 2006.
“The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award is named in honor of Mr. Charles Taylor, the first aviation mechanic in powered flight. The Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics. Mr. Taylor served as the Wright brothers’ mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful aircraft.” (Retrieved from https://www.faasafety.gov/content/MasterMechanic/)
Friends, family and colleagues were gathered together to celebrate.
“Sammy is very well respected by his peers as evidenced by the number of co-workers that came out to celebrate the presentation of his Charles Taylor award on their day off,” said Robert Sweet, Maintenance Training Instructor at PSA. “Contributing greatly to this respect has been Sammy’s willingness to mentor our newer employees, myself included, and his strong personal work ethic he demonstrates on a nightly basis.”
To commemorate the evening, Sam’s fellow mechanics presented him with a set of gold plated wrenches.
President Dion Flannery was recently featured on the cover of the Dayton Business Journal on November 13, 2015. Dion discusses the growth strategy of the Dayton-based PSA Airlines that oversees 2,500 workers and is the only Ohio-based airline in expansion mode.
The city-owned Dayton International Airport is building a new maintenance hangar for PSA following the opening of a new control center operations their earlier this year. PSA also will open a crew base at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport in January 2016 and is working to open a new maintenance base as well. In addition to Dayton, Cincinnati and Charlotte, PSA has a major flight crew bases in Knoxville, Tenn. and maintenance facilities in Akron. Due to this growth, PSA is recruiting pilots and flight attendants.
Yesterday, PSA-ALPA MEC Chairman Jason McConnell and PSA President Dion Flannery signed the new Pilot Flow-up Procedure Letter of Agreement. Also joining them for the signing was PSA Negotiating Committee Chairman Robert Hamilton.
“We are pleased that we were able to reach this new agreement with our pilots that places into effect a new, streamlined path to American Airlines.”, said Mr. Flannery. He added, “We appreciate the leadership shown by ALPA and the support of the pilots helping make us the only regional airline that is growing and flowing.”
The new agreement increases the number of pilots that flow to new pilot positions at American and removes many of the procedural issues normally required when applying for a pilot job at a mainline carrier.
With this agreement, a pilot who is embarking on a career with PSA now has a clear path to a pilot position with American, the largest airline in world. Learn more about becoming a PSA Airlines pilot.
PSA Airlines President Dion Flannery invites PSA employees to join him for a Crew News briefing and Town Hall session in Charlotte on Tuesday, October 20th. This is an excellent opportunity for employees to interact with Dion and leadership to share information and ask questions about PSA’s growth, latest news and updates.
The PSA Crew News event is open to all PSA crew members and will be held at the American Airlines Training Center room 272 at 9:40 a.m. This session is followed by a Town Hall session for all PSA employees which will be held in the CLT crew room at 11:30 a.m. These sessions will focus on PSA’s growth plan, airline performance and provide a platform for open discussion between leadership and team members. Employees are invited to bring their questions and utilize this opportunity to speak directly with PSA’s leadership.
Attendance for the PSA Airlines Crew News and Town Hall will be limited to PSA employees.